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While in jail Martin Luther King Jr wrote A Letter From Birmingham Jail The letter was a reply to the eight clergymen the clergymen were taking the topic of segregation lightly The clergymen encourage that the Negro community restrain from doing demonstrations because the problem should be solved in court rather then the streets In the Kings letter he opposes the clergymens argument of a resolution in the courts Through the Kings letter he use Bible scripture to connect his writing with the clergy Over the counter argument the King tries to influence the clergy to understand his view King establishes that just waiting for their freedom will lead them nowhere but direct action will lead them to their constitutional rights In the Kings letter he writes You deplore the demonstrations taking place in Birmingham 433 The clergy do not want any demonstrations from an extremist to take part through Birmingham But due to the degree of injustice in the city Negros have been left to doing just that Because the separation in Birmingham was still well alive the Negro community was still treated like a second hand citizen when out in public Although the clergy condone that the use of courts Negros have been trailed unfairly in the same courts King uses the Bible in his argument to the clergy The King measures himself to Paul from the Bible he had to go outside of his home to preaching the message King also has to go outside of his home and preach the message of freedom to others In the Kings letter he speaks about how the injustice of Hitler When Hitler was persecuting the Jews it was legal although it is not the moral thing it was the legal thing To help a Jewish person in need was to go against the law Kings argues that he would agree that a person should go against the law to protect what is right One
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